Our story began when a classroom teacher tried to answer this question, "How can we help all students succeed?"
Fresh out of graduate school, looking to change the world, I felt there was something I was missing. Something I was not doing or doing incorrectly! No matter how hard I tried some of my students were still struggling and in some of my classes many of my students struggled.
Like all teachers, for years I have taught students who struggle academically, but it was clear that we needed tools to use in heterogeneous classrooms. Something that would move the needle for underperforming students while also empowering those who were achieving, and everyone in between. I also saw the need for adoption of evidenced-based tools across subject areas and grade levels - content-agnostic tools for use in diverse classrooms were missing.
It is from this place that our story began to unfold. Organized Binder is an evidenced-based MTSS or RTI2 Tier 1 universal level solution that creates an organized, structured, and dependable classroom with clear expectations and routines. This content-agnostic system gives students exposure to the noncognitive skills, executive function, and mindsets that are the hallmarks of successful learners. It is in direct alignment with the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework and is an integral component for ensuring Least Restrictive Environments (LRE).
With a very small time footprint, utilizing only the first and last few minutes of class, Organized Binder gives students daily exposure to goal setting, reflective learning and metacognitive practice, time and task management, study strategies, organizational skills, and more. Our color-coded system is implemented by the teacher through parallel-process with students, helping them create a predictable and dependable classroom routine. Watch this short video submitted from a teacher to learn more.
I founded this company to widen the impact of Organized Binder. We are honored to work with K-12 districts and networks as well as colleges around the country and internationally. The impact has been overwhelming. Schools are increasing their scores, EL and Special Education students are reporting huge gains, and initiatives such as PLC's are finding needed continuity and cohesion. In addition to empowering students, Organized Binder helps educators in analog and digital classrooms be more efficient and effective!
Organized Binder is designed for use in analog and digital K-12 and college settings as well as nontraditional academic environments. Each version of the system has supporting guides for educators, students, as well as parents. Included in every purchase is access to the Organized Binder Dashboard which hosts everything needed to be successful when implementing the system. The Dashboard includes all system files (for use in a digital and/or blended classrooms), all related guides, survey links, recorded webinars, and more. If you have any questions our FAQ page may help, if not please email us and someone from our team will respond within 24 hours.
Thanks again for visiting Organized Binder, please do not hesitate to contact us! We look forward to collaborating with you to empower students and teachers!
Creator and Founder